Elderly gardener is held up at River Club residence and household items allegedly stolen

Constable David Mothapo, spokesperson for the Sandton Police Station.


A suspect (40) has been arrested following an alleged house robbery in River Club.

Constable David Mothapo, spokesperson for Sandton Police Station said, “The suspect was arrested on 9 March at 9pm in Alexandra in connection with a house robbery that [allegedly] took place at 1pm.”

Mothapo said the victim, a 50-year-old gardener, was approached by four suspects while working at his boss’ residence. The homeowners were not present during the incident.

“One suspect was carrying a metal object wrapped in plastic and [allegedly] threatened to shoot the man. The victim was taken to the house where he was tied up with shoelaces and cable ties. The suspects [allegedly] ransacked the house and took a television, laptop, jewellery and other valuables,” said Mothapo.

According to the spokesperson, the suspects fled the scene in an unknown vehicle.

Read Stats SA – South Africans spend more time indoors because of crime

A manhunt is on for the remaining three suspects and police are urging anyone with information that could lead to their arrest to contact the Sandton Police Station.

Details: 011 722 4200.

How can homeowners educate their domestic workers about safety when working on their property? Let us know your tips by posting on the Sandton Chronicle Facebook page.

Pieter Dempsey

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